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Rome's restaurants cater to all tastes. There are American steakhouses, Lebanese meze restaurants, Vietnamese eateries, and several haute cuisine establishments celebrated in the Guide Michelin, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do and choose the less extravagant restaurants and trattorias for a memorable dining experience.
The Italian word for dinner, "cena", comes from the Latin convivium which means "live together". Eating is a social get-together which consists of at least three courses—often even at lunchtime. The Romans do not eat dinner until nine in the evening.

Rome is known for its Carbonara (made with egg, guanciale, and hard cheese, and black pepper) and Amatriciana (made with guanciale, pecorino Romano and tomatoes).
Hostaria Da CesareIn Rome since 1965. Here you can find local fish from the coast of Lazio, seafood, fried fish, shellfish, Chianina’s beef certified and exquisite pizza produced in a wood-burning oven. Seasonally, white and black truffle, boletus mushrooms, royal agaric. Selection of wines. Smoking room.
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Harry’s BarHarry’s Bar is the unique place that evokes the “Dolce Vita” as if it was a clip from the film, creating a vivid flashback to the golden era of the Via Veneto. As in the roaring sixties, you can still sip an apéritif, enjoy the live piano bar every evening and dive into the magic of the Via Veneto from the exclusive Harry’s Bar. The refined cuisine recalls the freshness of Mediterranean flavors based on prime ingredients.
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BaghettoBaghetto offers the best of the Roman Jewish Cuisine, with the capital’s best Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish style deep-fried artichokes). But they also offer an authentic cuisine that brings you back to ancient Rome with dishes like Carbonara and Amatriciana, a brain with artichokes and much more. If you are a pizza lover, visit Ba Ghetto Milky.

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Rinaldi al QuirinaleRinaldi al Quirinale has quickly become a favorite spot for fine dining, where you’ll always be treated like royalty and feel at home at the same time: excellent Italian cuisine, mainly seafood dishes (daily fresh fish) which are lovingly prepared by their chef. Rinaldi al Quirinale blends sea and land in a great fusion based on fresh seasonal produce.
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Ristorante CamponeschiPiazza Farnese, one of Rome's most sophisticated and splendid squares, provides the setting for the restaurant Camponeschi, creating one of the most famous capital city's meeting places. But the secret of the restaurant's success lies in its cuisine, which is varied, creative, imaginative and suited to all tastes: fish, meat, game, national and international specialities in season - always providing the best at just the right time.
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Ad HocRistorante Ad Hoc, with its romantic setting, is the perfect restaurant to relax after a stroll in the city center of Rome. Choose from a menu with typical Roman and Mediterranean dishes and well-reputed wines. Ad Hoc is also popular among locals and national celebrities.
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Ristorante TemaExperience fine dining in one of the most ancient districts of Rome. Whether you prefer fish or meat Ristorante Tema offers your protein of choice of the best quality and prepares it to perfection. Even if the restaurant is known for fine dining, the service is warm and relaxing.
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La PergolaThis award-winning restaurant with three Michelin stars serves not only exquisite food but also offers an amazing view over the city of Rome. On top of the Rome Cavalieri Hotel, La Pergola offers you to choose from a menu presenting dishes made of products from the best producers in Italy. The wine cellar contains 53,000 bottles of wines and as for the accompanying water, there are over 25 different sorts to choose from. La Pergola will give you an unforgettable gourmet experience.
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Sakana SushiIf you're yearning for something other than Italian food, Sakana Sushi is the place to go. In an oriental setting, traditional Japanese dishes are served. If you feel having your meal in a nearby park or just somewhere outside, Sakana Sushi also provides a takeaway menu to choose from.
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Spirito DivinoIn the heart of Trastevere, Spirito Di Vino serves the very true meaning of "slow food". In their wine cellar, they house over 800 bottles of wines (where surely you'll find the perfect combination to every dish and take the culinary experience to another level).
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Osteria BarberiniTaking advantage of its location—right in Piazza del Tritone—Osteria Barberini is a family-owned eatery that offers Italian fine cuisine: jazz and swing music in the background, wooden tables, and a simple interior make the dining comfortable and a fave with locals and tourists alike. Refined dishes with black truffle and white made by chef Gabriel are the real stars here but don't miss out on the other innovative yet traditional plates: The menu also includes typical Roman dishes (such as ravioli, carbonara...) and seafood specialities.
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Caffetteria-Bistrot Chiostro del BramanteDespite being located inside an old cloister (now an art museum), and only steps away from the immeasurably beautiful Piazza Navona, this charming cafe is a genuine spot perfectly fit for a light lunch (try the salads) or coffee and cake. Cafe guests are welcome to walk through the museum upon notifying the staff.
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Pane e SalamePane e Salame ('bread and salami' in English) with its long and narrow dining room is a snug yet comfortable eatery. Made-to-measure taglieri (wooden chopping boards) come loaded with cold cuts, cheeses, roasted eggplants, zucchini and pates, and are usually combined with a glass of fine wine to be enjoyed to the fullest. It's highly recommended to come early as the place gets busy, especially during rush hour.
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Roma SparitaSince the restaurant Roma Sparita blazed onto the Rome dining scene over 10 years ago, it has been a power center that bolsters the meaning of tradition and innovation with its original dishes . Its pièce de résistance is the outdoor terrace which comes to life especially during the summer. The menu packs multiple Roman-style dishes, from the 'bucatini all'amatriciana' to the 'trippa alla Romana'.
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Trattoria Da Cesare al CasalettoThe menu of Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto stands out for its simplicity and Roman-style dishes. Far from the well-beaten tourist track, this trattoria—with its simple decor and a few tables—offers the best fritti (deep-fried food) in town, along with carbonara, rigatoni with oxtail sauce, and gricia. Paired with the extensive wine list, the trattoria pulls off a winning formula.
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Osteria FernandaOsteria Fernanda is tucked away in the outskirts of the tranquil Trastevere neighborhood. Distinguished by a welcoming and warm service and simple decor, the eatery offers top-notch food worthy of a Michelin star at an affordable price. The cuisine is distinctively Roman, embodying a creative blend of modernity and tradition.
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Orso 80The wide range of antipasti along with the house wine has drawn locals to Orso 80 for over 40 years. An antipasti buffet, pizzas, freshly made pasta, and many more tantalizing delights await you in this homey hideaway in Piazza Navona.
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Ginger Sapori e SaluteInaugurated in 2012, Ginger is truly special, serving healthy and tasty dishes made with locally sourced ingredients (although not exclusively so). A tuck into their vegan and vegetarian dishes or the organic quinoa salads regenerates body and soul. Meat and fish make an appearance here too.
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